Dec 31, 2012

Lucifers Pizza - Los Feliz

Lucifers Pizza was featured LA weekly's "Best of LA" back in 2011. They opened second location this year. Gluten free and Vegan cheese available. I liked gluten free crust better than regular crust. Somehow I thought it was more flavorful. Also gluten free crust pizzas are smaller than regular crust pizzas. From all the pizzas I tried below, I liked Prosciutto Pollo the best.

And thanks to Groupon for great deal!

menu (Dec, 2012)

Garlic Bread

Prosciutto Pollo with half no cheese (L)
Prosciutto, chicken, fresh basil, caramelized onion, fresh mozzarella

Zucha with half no cheese (L)
Pumpkin, olives, feta, zucchini, red bell pepper and spinach

Veggie with gluten free crust
Green bell pepper, mushroom, olives, onion, tomato

Margherita with gluten free crust
Mozzarella, tomato, basil

Greek Lamn & Rosemary with no cheese (L)
Lamb, caramelized onions, kalamata olives, rosemary, garlic, chopped parsley

Thai satay chicken with no cheese (L)
Red onion, sun-dried tomato, green bell pepper, shredded chicken, noodles, that peanut sauce

Lamb & Rosemary, and Thai satay chicken. Unfortunately, I didn't like Thai satay chicken because the chicken was dark meat and I just don't like dark meat. If it was breast meat, I probably liked it.

Rating : 3.6 / 5
Service: 4 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Lucifers Pizza 
1958 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

(323) 906-8603

Mon-Sun 12 pm - 10 pm 

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Dec 28, 2012

M Cafe de Chaya - West Hollywood

 M cafe is popular spot for vegan people. Well, I'm not a vegan but I still love their food.

"M Cafe introduces Contemporary Macrobiotic Cuisine — featuring balanced, nutritious, creative cooking which can be enjoyed daily by everyone, not just vegetarians or people with dietary restrictions.
 M Cafe brings this newly updated cuisine to Los Angeles in an inviting European cafĂ© style setting, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner."

Looks like cupcakes from babycakes~


Seitan Katsu bowl $10.95
Yeah, fake meat with rice and veggies. Delicious

Korma curry with tofu $12.50
Steamed kale, brown rice, choice of protein covered with a cashew cream curry sauce.

Free drink with four-square check-in

Rating : 4.4 / 5
Service: 3.5 / 5
Repeat: Yes

M Cafe de Chaya
7119 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 525-0588
Mon-Sat 9 am - 10 pm
Sun 9 am - 9 pm

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Dec 27, 2012

Cho Man Won - Koreatown

New place! And their dumplings are $3.99. Well, I had to check out.
The lady who took my order didn't speak/ understand English well. I asked her if I can order 5pcs each of vegetable dumplings and kimchi dumplings, since they are both same prices (one order is 10 pieces). I clearly explained to her, and she said yes, so of course I thought she understood. But 5 minutes later, I got the bill, and it says $44. She placed my order with 5 orders each of Kimchi dumplings and veg dumplings, that's total 100 pieces. I said "no no no!" lol. Well, I talked with someone else who understand English and everything was fine, except I didn't get vegetable dumplings I ordered, they gave me beef dumplings. I was already home so.. oh well..

No to go order for Spicy noodle soup and Jajang Myeun

Dumplings (10pcs) $3.99

As you can see, each dumpling is small.

And I ordered vegetable dumplings, but to me, it looks like beef dumplings. I'm not vegetarian so I don't have any problem eating it but this is not what I ordered. It was good but greasy.

Rating : 3.8 / 5
Service: 3 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Cho Man Won
2881 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles,CA 90006
(213) 249-9900

Mon-Sat 10 am - 9 pm

Takoyaki Tanota food truck

Takoyaki food truck back in March. I love Tanota. If you never tried Takoyaki before, try their takoyaki. They are delicious. If you've had takoyaki at Japanese cafe/restaurants in L.A. and didn't like it, that's because their takoyaki is pre-made frozen. 

CLICK HERE for pics from Nisei week 2010
CLICK HERE for pics from First Friday food trucks on Abbot Kinney

I think it was original (s) $5

with wasabi mayo side

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Dec 25, 2012

Sweet Rose Creamery - Brentwood

Ice cream on rainy day? Yes, we did that.Sweet Rose Creamery has some unique flavors, like Persimmon Cardamom, yuzu-lemon, horchata, pomegranate, etc. and not only that, they have sundaes, shakes, floats, ice cream sliders, daily-free ice cream, and they use organic milk, cream and fre-range eggs.

Our ice cream was good, but not the place I wanna go back again. No, I don't  crave this place. It wasn't good as we expected.


Banana (left) and Persimmon Cardamom (right)

My Persimmon cardamom with waffle cone $4.75

Rating : 3 / 5
Service: 3.2 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Sweet Rose Creamery
225 26th St
Los Angeles, CA 90402

(310) 260-2663

Mon-Sun 11 am - 11 pm

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